July 10, 2019
Lawmakers to Verma: Time to Ditch PDGM’s Behavioral Assumptions
Home Health Care News
The flood of home health support from Congress on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) front continues.
On July 2, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, urging the agency’s leader to revisit certain widely opposed provisions of PDGM during CMS’s annual rulemaking cycle. The group of lawmakers was made up of Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), in addition to Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.).
The four members of Congress were instrumental in introducing S. 433 in February and H.R. 2573 in May, respectively.